Grateful Dead Live at Thompson Arena, Dartmouth College on 1978-05-05
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Source: Recorded NAK CM700, Sony 158SD by Barry Glassberg
Lineage: AUDMC> TASCAM 112MKII > Sony PCM-500 > HHB800 by John Steinthal
SHN Encoding: EAC(secure) > mkwact > SHN(seekable) by Matt Vernon via Mark Cohen
- 2004-04-05 13:36:22
- AUDMC> TASCAM 112MKII > Sony PCM-500 > HHB800
- Hanover, NH
- Taped by
- Barry Glassberg
- Transferred by
- John Steinthal
Subject: Ha Ha
Subject: Beautiful Day
Subject: Virginity Lost
The audience was electric, a lot of college students. The dead were on the college circuit tour and a lot of great shows came off this tour like UVM and cornell. This recording is amazing, considering, and I haven't heard any others, so yea I am so thrilled. The first set was fantastic, highlighted by some wild jams like cassidy. jerry's ballads were poignant and his singing was soulful. The break seemed forever, but we were rewarded with rockin bertha>good lovin before jerry brought it down with ship of fools. Most of the time people were standing on their chairs. The energy stayed high throughout - wow, amazing Estimated, "CALIFORNIA!!" never forget that. I could go on and on. I'm pretty sure I had an out of body experience during drums/space before they reeled it back in for the fun NFA. I'll never forget the stella blue, brought tears. still dancin on the chairs for around & around. at the time i didn't realize how unusual it would turn out to be - a Werewolves encore, that I don't believe I ever heard again, despite hundreds of shows.... wow thanks for posting this show!
PS, just realized there's another version of this a SBD version here: http://archive.org/details/gd1978-05-05.sbd.miller.114348.flac16
Subject: We are the eyes of the world
Subject: Its Live GD-and its KIND!
If you like good quality audience shows then this one is for you. It snot A+ but it is b+/A- quality. Nothing overly spectacular-werewolves was like the mid 80's 'Gloria" and estimated>eyes preceeded by Bertha Good Lovin Ship is not really a suprise for this year but tis played exactly how it hsould be and its fun show. I just listened to the entire second set. I assume set 1 is equal caliber to set 2.
I am impressed more and more with the quality you audience uploads. Thanks so much to those of you who share what you have. I have several 100 sbds I got off this site a couple years ago..happy to share: email@example.com -lets trade!
One of the main guys in the mailroom at Dartmouth went to the show and he said he drove the Dead's van/limo back down to NYC after the show. Apparently there was a big party in Levrone field house too.
For this rather odd show, the band plays like absolute champs. This Barry Glassberg edition is the best available; no low bass, but you can hear everything pretty well. If this ain't a really good Dead show then I never heard one. Treat yourself and get in the groove. A good 1978 show in every way.
Subject: Thanks from an alumnus
Subject: But I was there, man
Subject: your kidding..right
Nice lady, great voice in her own element, the band could have done without her and would have been better for it. Keith was a energy drag after 72 also. The Dead always needed the Hammond B3 Pig had it. Brent had it and the 88's(despite other shortfalls the sob could play). Vince, please....they would've been better without him too!
Subject: Quality of recording
Subject: capn doubledose commentary is fu_ked up.
++++ Follow up (original follows)
I did not criticize Doubledose for his critique of Donna's performance during this show. (Certainly, I agree with Doubledose that we are all entitled to criticize poor performances.) I criticised Doubledose for saying that "[t]here are never nights where she [Donna] lifts the band"-- an accross-the-board statement that I still think is unfair.
I said "possibly misogynistic"-- and I direct that more at deadheads as a whole... I don't mean to single-out Doubledose. ---more to come
[my star rating is arbitrary, I didn't listen to the whole show, but was forced to give a rating to place this review]
"There are never nights where she [Donna] lifts the band"
Sorry, but I have to break the reviewing rules here. Cap(tain)n Doubledose's commentary in his review of this show is gratuitous, dumb, hurtful, ahistorical, and possibly misogynistic. To say that Donna never lifted up the band is complete nonsense. Donna takes a lot of shit from ungrateful deadheads. Undeservedly so, and IÃÂm tired of it. I will be the first to admit that Donna at times has sang out of tune. But really, that can be said of other of the band members as well. The Dead had many instances of poor singing and terrible harmonies long before Donna came on the scene. Yet, Donna, coincidentally the only woman in the band, takes all the shit (IÃÂm a guy, incidentally). One of the things that turned me on about the dead was DonnaÃÂs voice. Sure, she has had her down performances (which were not always her fault, given that monitors donÃÂt always, and did not, do their job right), but when she was on, she was great. Simple point, her singing on Cornell 77, her singing in the Grateful Dead Movie, her singing in Many Many other great shows. I think Donna is under-appreciated because people really donÃÂt realize/understand how much she added to the harmonies and also to the instrumental numbers (such as Playing and Scarlet). Only when she messed up, it seems, did people notice (and letÃÂs face it, the Dead were far from perfect, screwed up semi-regularly, and we still love(d) them-- warts and all). I think that DonnaÃÂs sound was not only right for the band, but that the band was on the whole much greater as a result of her voice and presence. (IÃÂm also a huge fan of KeithÃÂs. The addition of this couple to the band was fantastic!). Anyway, I think itÃÂs fine to comment on DonnaÃÂs singing as one sees fit concerning particular shows. But, to say that she never lifted up the band is really outrageous. Captain Doubledose should also be cognizant of the fact that Donna is still around.
Subject: Not Donna's best night
+++ Follow up: In general I am pretty gracious when reviewing these shows (250+ and counting)and have never said anything hurtful about anyone however I think everyone can agree we are entitled to point out weaknesses from time to time and IMHO she is not an asset at Darmouth for the most part. I am aware she is still alive (so is Vanilla Ice) but that does not exempt her from criticizing her poor singing, vibe wrecking, and mercurial behavior. Thats not mysoginistic, its a fact. she was the one that walked off the stage more than once and later took to pulling no shows and they succeeded despite her. You can check my posting this is the one and ONLY negative appraisal of Donna so I suggest you finish listening to the show, calm down, and consider if there is any merit to what I am saying. This is not directed at Donna because she is a woman rather that she can be an uneven team member sometimes.
Peace and many blessings,
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